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Man dressed as yellow Teletubby break’s into home and takes Chinese food (video)

By Mason White 5:27 PM October 30, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Police were called to a home in Pennsylvania, after a man dressed in a yellow Teletubby costume broke down a door and took Chinese food, police said.

Bethlehem Police said that the intruder damaged the door at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, before taking the leftover Chinese food, which his friend placed in a refrigerator.

The incident unfolded in the 200 block of East Fourth Street. The man dumped the food into his purse before fleeing from the scene.

Police managed to catch the thief at his home. Terez Sharek Owens, 20, who lives in the 400 block of Birkel Avenue, was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

Teletubbies is a BBC children’s television series targeted at pre-school viewers.

Although the program is aimed at children between the ages of one and four, it had a substantial cult following with young adults, mainly university and college students.

The mixture of bright colors, unusual designs, repetitive non-verbal dialogue, ritualistic format and the occasional forays into physical comedy appealed to many who perceived the program as having psychedelic qualities.

Teletubbies was controversial for this reason. Other critics felt the show was insufficiently educational.